This is an observation tower we found in a park, called North Park, which was located smack dab in the middle of the woods. Naturally, I imagined someone being thrown from the top of it. It sure looks haunted, and I certainly hope that it is. (Click on the photos to enlarge.)
We found an old German Lutheran cemetery. The old headstones and had interesting details and sculpture:
Names seen there were interesting, too.
I could not find "John B" among these graves:
I saw this family name and thought: Not any more! (Apologies to any readers with this appellation.)
The cemetery was open to all comers:
I love the art details sometimes found on gravestones. In the above picture, the engraving at the top resembles, to my mind, two tattooed tadpoles butting heads, with a flower caught between them.
Epitaphs are often interesting-- some are truly sad, and some are bathetic. Many are conventional, but a few are arrestingly original. The lines below are fall somewhere in the middle of these measures, I think:
The lines, badly worn, read "Thou wert a gift of love divine/ Thy genius, grace, and virtue shine/ In light serene/ We hope with thee to dwell/ Till then, Louisa, a dear farewell"
And I'm tired, so I'll say "Farewell" -- until the next post!